Tylenol Safety

Although most people have no problems with Tylenol® (acetaminophen), it is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to take Tylenol safely if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • G6PD deficiency (a certain enzyme deficiency)
  • Certain allergies.
Other safety precautions with Tylenol apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medication has also been known to cause certain side effects. Some of the most common problems reported with this product include:
It is important to keep track of how much Tylenol you take, as it is easy to take too much. Keep in mind that acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) is found in many medications, both prescription and nonprescription.
(Click Tylenol Side Effects or Tylenol Warnings and Precautions for more information. These articles take a closer look at other safety concerns with Tylenol, including information on what to tell your healthcare provider before taking this medicine and details about potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.)
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